Authorities announced the arrest of a 54-year-old Willingboro Township man that has been charged with sexually assaulting two children who were attending a daycare operation in his home that was overseen by his late wife.
Dennis Alston, of 25 Timber Lane in Willingboro, was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault (first degree) and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child (second degree).
The investigation revealed that Alston’s wife, who is now deceased, provided licensed daycare in their residence under the business name Home Sweet Home.
The investigation was initiated after a parent of two children who were watched in the home contacted police and reported the children revealed that they were forced by Dennis Alston to perform sexual acts. The assaults occurred on more than one occasion between January 2013 and August 2013.
The victims were under the age of 12. Further information about the victims will not be released.
Alston was taken into custody Sept. 9 at the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail on $300,000 bail. The case will now be referred to a Grand Jury to determine whether an indictment should be returned.
Investigators urge anyone who believes Dennis Alston may have had inappropriate conduct with other individuals to call the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit at 609-265-5879.